Standardized Test, General Intelligence, Operations of Arithmetic and Silent Reading

Description
This collection of tests for students in grades six, seven and eight is an early example of a paper and pencil standardized examination for school children. Included (printed to be read going one direction) are seven tests collectively designed to measure general intelligence. They include multiple choice tests of analogies, arithmetic word problems, vocabulary, matching symbols to numerals (called substitution), verbal ingenuity, arithmetical ingenuity, and synonyms and antonyms. A test of silent reading ability and seven tests of operations of arithmetic are printed to be read going in the other direction.
These tests were developed at the Bureau of Educational Research at the University of Illinois by Walter S. Monroe and B. R. Buckingham. They were published by The Public School Publishing Company of Bloomington, Illinois, and also are known as the Illinois Examination. This version is copyrighted 1920.
This example of the test is from the collection of clinical psychologist David Shakow.
The test is glued to an orange piece of cardboard.
Reference:
Edward H. Cameron, Psychology and the School, New York: Century Company, 1921, pp. 317–334.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychological test
date made
1920
maker
Buckingham, B. R.
Monroe, Walter Scott
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 14.9 cm x .1 cm; 8 27/32 in x 5 7/8 in x 1/32 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Bloomington
ID Number
MA*316371.045
catalog number
316371.045
accession number
316371
subject
Arithmetic Teaching
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of David Shakow

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